When Todd Bruce and Laura Rumsey got married five years ago, they were the American Dream come true. Todd was a successful contractor with two children and Laura a teacher with five. They blended their families and lived a lavish lifestyle.
But when the Arizona real estate market collapsed in step with the rest of the U.S., they went from that lifestyle to struggling to make ends meet. The new We-TV series "Downsized" follows their family's journey as they're forced to economize their way of life.
On "The Early Show", Bruce and Rumsey and their seven kids shared the trials and tribulations of their lives today, from missing proms to quitting school athletics, and discussed how they're getting by and what they've learned along the way: